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Aug 5, 2009 10:00am EDT
northern virginia here on c-span. >> good morning. i am an intern scholar here at the young america foundation, a leading organization on college campuses. if you would like to take advantage of the resources or campus activism, such as booking speakers were getting materials for events, please contact us by phone or online at our website, www.yaf.org. our next speaker is president of the washington d.c.-based research council which leads the way in defending the judeo- christian values upon which our nation was built. he served in the louisiana state legislature as recognized as a pioneer by offering many measures. he hosts a national radio program called "washington watched weekly." his first book was released just last year. copies will be available of this book for purchase and signing after his talk. a veteran of the u.s. marine corps and a former police officer and tv news reporter, he brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. please welcome mr. tony perkins. [applause] >> good morning. it is good to see a friendly crowd here in d.c. for
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 1:00pm EDT
.p. morgan doing 20% of their mortgages. down towards the bottom, you have bank of america and wells fargo at 4% and 6%. host: let's put the basics backs on the table. it is called what? guest: under the umbrella of making home affordable, at the peace we are focusing on is the home affordable modification program. it is what buyers do if they are running into problems. they call their letter and say they want a hempo modifications . the servicer will figure out how much you can pay. the point is to get your monthly payments down to 31% of your income. host: how much money was set aside for this and how was it used? guest: they set aside a certain amount. there are several pieces to this. there is an incentive payment for each loan that gets modified that is successful. then there are annual payments of $1,000 as long as the lone state's current. the bar were actually gets money towards their payments going to pay down their principal. -- the bowerer actually gets money towards their payments. the servicer will reduce their payment to 38% and the government will split the difference with t
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court, coming the first sunday of october on c- span. >> president obama goes back on the road tomorrow to talk about health care. he will be in belgrade, montana, to talk about his plan to overhaul the nation's health- care system. on saturday, the first family plans to spend part of the day in yellowstone. afterward, president obama has to another forum in grand junction, colorado. white house officials have said that the trip is partly aimed at encouraging people to visit national parks, as well as to get out the message on health care. this morning, "washington journal" asked to be worse if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can -- a view is if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can. have the health care protests changed your mind? beginning with a call from sun city, fla. on the independent line. what is your thinking as an independent? caller: thanks for taking my call. it has changed
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
yesterday with apologies to those folks watching on c-span, but the only moral contented people in america then left-wing commager's on blogs or left wing collars -- are left wing coallers on washington journal. three weeks ago, nancy pelosi was blocking legislation would prohibit the fairness doctrine. who is the lead role in the senate, not barbara boxer, the other one feinstein did mention it. they're blocking republican attempts to shut it down while pointing people t the fcc to throw it back in. we have to be vigilant >> thank you, i live in a snake pit called new jersey have the time. part of the problem is that in new jersey, we have three republican congressmen that voted for capt. trade. i, being a lifelong republican and conservative feel like it is time to pull the plug on these people. [applause] if they're going to be supporting barack obama and the democrats, we do not need them. but when i talk to other republican people, they say that if we get rid of one, we will get another one so that i am in a dilemma about that. we have a man that is running for governor who, one week
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00am EDT
it as part of cspan's america and the courts saturday at 7:00, eastern. >> three days of peace, love, and music. 40 years ago this weekend, half a million people gathered for woodstock. saturday, the co-founder will take us behind the scenes. that will be at 9:00 p.m., eastern, on both tv. >> how is cspan funded? >> donations? >> federal funds, grant funds? >> maybe contributions. >> austin, i don't know. >> i would say from commercials. >> advertising? >> something from the government? >> 30 years ago, america pause cable companies created cspan as a public service. it is a private business initiative with no government mandate, no government money. >> while we wait for live coverage of the netroots convention in less than one hour, conversation with one of the conservative bloggers meeting in pittsburgh this weekend from this morning's " washington journal per-ql." host: tell us what you are representing. guest: i am here to talk about conservative activism on line and become larger participants. people across the country can act with one voice. host: we have been checking with rep
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. uncompensated care in america cost $43 billion. you and i pay that tax. now, -- i want to address the 47 million who do not have health care coverage, to bring them into the system and that can help lower cost by having a bigger risk pools. the second thing i want to do is having meaningful cost of health care reform. let's start with medicare. i want to close the doughnut hole on prescription drugs. i want to make sure all of our seniors have access to the medications they need and that no one in america over 55 or 65 casta make this terrible decision, to lead by a meal or the prescription drugs that i need? yew instead both the there are some specialized prescription drugs that cost a lot of money. i want to make sure a catastrophic illness does not bankrupt families in america. in our district alone, the 11th congressional district, last year, 1430 families filed for bankruptcy because of health care costs. any family in america, young or old, could be one accident or one illness away from catastrophic health care costs. capping health-care -- catastrophic costs so that the family is forced i
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of clean energy. the department of the interior manages 20% of america. these lands that only include some of our treasured landscapes, but also some of the most productive energy areas. until recently, energy production of focus has been on conventional resources including oil, gas, and coal. insuring these resources is essential to our energy security, but we also have undeveloped potential on our public lands and under the leadership of president obama and secretary salazar, we are pursuing these opportunities. the bureau of land management has identified over 20 million acres of public land with energy potential and over 29 million acres with solar energy potential. there are also 140 million acres of public land in alaska with a geothermal resource potential as well as significant biomass potential. these public lands have the potential to produce a total of 2.9 megawatts of solar. 206 megawatts of wind. 39,000 megawatts of geothermal energy. there is also significant potential in our offshore waters. the department of energy, the national laboratory has identified more than 1000 giga
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
africa and the operations of hezbollah. we had experts here in the audience dealing with latin america. the question is, what are the iranians doing? what is hezbollah doing in that area? and in connection with the iranian involvement, and we do have our record of almost 30 years, it seems to me that we have to ponder the future with great concern particularly when we see the continuity of the ahmadinejad regime in iran today. so again, the bottom line of the question of threats and response depends on the perception of the threat and the coming of around at that i think we have to develop in order to reduce the risk of terrorism. so unfortunately from the academic point of view and a practical point of view, we would have to deal with this issue in the coming months as well as the coming years. i like to thank this opportunity -- take this opportunity to thank our panelist for this discussion. at this point, i would also like to recognize the interns who have worked with us this summer, who are finishing the work tomorrow. would you all please rise? where are the interns? this is the
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
celebrate the impact justice sotomayor has already had on people across america who have been inspired by her exceptional life storymen story. we celebrate the greatness of a country in which such a story is possible. and we celebrate how with their overwhelming vote to confirm justice sotomayor, the united states senate, republicans and democrats, tore down yet one more barrier and affirmed our belief that in america, the doors of opportunity must be open to all. and with that vote, the senate looked beyond the old divisions and they embraced excellence. they recognized justice sotomayor's intellect, her integrity, and her independence of mind, her respect for the proper role of each branch of government, her fidelity to the law in each case that she hears, and her devotion to protecting our core constitutional rights and liberties. now, justice william brennan once said that in order for government to ensure those rights for all its citizens, government officials must be attentive to the concrete human realities at stake in the decisions they make. they must understand, as justice br
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 1:00pm EDT
that dialogue to solve some of america's big problems. >> thank you so much. i will be back in a minute from the white house. ♪ ♪ >> more of the program after this. you don't need me to tell you that our country is experiencing the worst crisis since the great depression. stocks have lost much of their value. the government is spending trillions of dollars in the attempt to bail us out. [inaudible] >> there you go. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate it. i enjoyed it. thanks guys. >> thank you, sir. >> at 2:45, president obama heads to the democratic national committee to talk more about health care. he will participate in a conference call and on-line address to members of organizing for america, an organization based at the dnc. we will have live coverage here on c-span. >> as the health-care conversation continues, the health-care hub is a key resource. go on line and follow the latest video ads and links. keep up-to-date with health care events like town hall meetings, house and senate debates, even upload your opinion with a citizen video. it is at c-span.org. >> we will take yo
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 10:00am EDT
at the national press club in washington and to our cspan audit across america and around the world. my name is a list of cordoba with the clear blue loose this -- clare booth luce organization. we are here to honor phyllis schlafly or staunch defense of traditional buyers and leading the pro-am the movement. luce institute supports women like phyllis schlafly. for more information, please call us at 88-891-4288. you can also visit our web site. zxhlet me welcome michelle eastn to present the award. [applause] >> thank you so much all of you for joining us today here at the national press club in washington, d.c. and welcome to the cspan audience as well. we are so happy today to have this special luncheon in honor of phyllis schlafly. we send a special thanks to roger milliken in south carolina who made this event possible with a gift. he has been supporting the clare booth luce policies for a long time. let me thank you for changing the lives of many young women all over america with your support for our outreach to young women and promotion of america's great women conservative leaders l
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 10:00am EDT
, countrywide was sold to bank of america. the ability we had to affect countrywide in that time was very limited. >> i have another question. this relates to the point mr. bowman just made. as you said, 54 of the 69 banks that failed this year are state- chartered banks. i guess it is a historical anomaly why the fed supervises state chartered banks and mr. dugan supervises federally chartered banks -- when i first get to the banking committee in 1981, i didn't understand it. it just happened. let me ask mr. tarullo , most of the failed banks were not regulated by the supervisor or by ots. explain to me and this bair can answer as well. explain to me why the fdic and the fed should keep state- chartered supervision, particularly if we're giving the fed more responsibilities and other areas. if you think those functions should be kept apart, from the proposed national bank supervisor, why shouldn't at the very least merge fdic and the fed supervision of this state chartered bank? >> can i ask the panel to try to answer quickly? >> i will ask unanimous consent that each panelist be asked t
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 10:00am EDT
,000 has to buy insurance. the republicans stance is that this is freedom in america, they should not have to pay. you have to buy auto insurance to drive an automobile. why should these people not by insurance and then go to the hospital and we have to pay for it? host: republican line from florida. caller: i just wanted to make a comment, i just turned you on and i live in fort lauderdale. my brother turned out gay, he blamed my mother. here in wisconsin back in the old days and no one talked about it. but we do not care. i have been around gay people and i think people are overreacting. i don't know the financial aspect of giving them marriage, but i think it is dumb. why not? it is a small minority of people, ante in terms of giving them their rights, who cares? -- and in terms of giving them their rights. gay people are fun, they are funny, that there are lots of good things about their community. if people would break down the barrier and spend time with gay people, they are just a little bit different, but one thing i wanted to say was when i served in the military my first sergeant
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service, a private business initiatives. no government mandate, no government money. >> the health secretary, kathleen sebelius, today said the government is expecting a swine flu outbreak later this year, similar to the outbreak that happened in the spring. she made the comments at a briefing on swine flu guidelines for employers and businesses. we will show you as much as we can before the white house briefing. >> come on up. there we go. >> close and personal. >> thank you all for joining us. the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, and janet napolitano and spent months on the forefront to combat the h1n1 swine flu virus. i am glad they joined us today to unveil this fall's guidance to help businesses and employers prepare for what many experts believe to be an active flu season. we're also joined by a doctor from the center for disease control, and the department of labour deputy secretary. they will be on hand to answer questions at the conclusion of our presentations. as all of you know, h1n1 is
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. [applause] now, this is obviously a tough time for families in new hampshire and across america. six months ago, we were in the middle of the worst recession of our lifetimes. i want you to remember what things were like in january and february. we were losing about 700,000 jobs per month. economists of all stripes feared a second coming of the great depression. that was only six months ago. that is why we acted as fast as we could to pass a recovery act that would stop the freefall. i want to make sure everybody understands what we did. 1/3 of the money and recovery act but to tax cuts that have already started showing up in the paychecks of about 500,000 working families in new hampshire. [applause] 500,000 families in new hampshire. we also cut taxes for small businesses on the investments they make and over 300 new venture small businesses have qualified for new loans backed by the recovery act. now, that was 1/3 of the recover at. another 1/3 of the money and recovery act is for emergency relief for folks who have borne the brunt of this recession. we have extended unemployment benefit
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, america's cable companies greeted c-span as a private business initiative, no government mandate or money. >> again, a joint press conference with the canadian prime minister and mexican president coming up live on c- span at 12:30 p.m. until then, "washington journal ." "taliban is now winning." this is the report from peter spiegel in washington. "the commander, general stanley mcchrystal, has offered a preview of the strategic assessment that he is going to deliver to washington later this month, saying that the troop shifts are designed to better protect the afghanistan civilians from rising levels of taliban violence and intimidation. the coming redeployments are the clearest manifestation on the death toll and spike in military deaths in afghanistan." we will look at that chart this morning, the mounting toll of the u.s. troop casualties in afghanistan. another article this morning from the philadelphia -- "philadelphia inquirer." de "the president's national security adviser did not rule out adding more u.s. forces in afghanistan to help turn around a war that he said yesterday was
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a private initiative, no government mandate, no government money. >> now from this year's national urban league's conference, a discussion on a recent white house meeting between president obama, and as low as gates jr., and cameras police officer james crowley. a panel discusses the case and race relations in america. a portion of this program contains objectionable language. from chicago, this is about 55 minutes. >> we're going to do questions and answers out there for about 30 minutes up -- and i will answer it up for questions from a 4 per use the microphones on every aisle. you will be able to line up area lineup and we would get that about halfway through. let's begin with our introduction. we began with john jackson, who has spent an adviser on education matters for president clinton and the obama-biden transition team. please join me in welcoming him. >> michele bernard, the president and ceo of the independent women's forum and msnbc political analyst and political strategists who is chaired by washington, d.c
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
it cap and tax, because that is really what it is. i do not want to unlevel the people for america, particularly when the director of theuta says if the united states doesn't by itself it will not do much. -- does it by itself it will not do much. i turn my tangent to copenhagen in december. there are international negotiations. i do not know how to get china and india to come along. if they will go along with it and we will not lose all manufacturers to china -- you understand china is in number one emitter of pollution, not the united states. they do not want to do it. india is even more adamant about doing it. then we lose their jobs. we need to get china under the umbrella and it takes a 2/3 vote in the senate to get it done. i think there is some protection for our consumers and interesindustry. >> glad to see you again today. i am a veteran. i am very proud to be a veteran. [applause] i belong to the american legion. in order for a person to be called a veteran that has to serve in the military, there are lots of people that are called veterans that cannot belong to the ameri
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2009 1:00pm EDT
of the american people comes from having people like you from all over america go back and talk about the recovery thing that could work for you. i think he will start to see the blue line that comes down on my chart starting to turn. it will turn slowly and until we get back to the point -- it will take two or three years at a minimum -- we have looked at prior recessions and we find it can be as long as 38 months before you gain back all the jobs you have lost. people talk about a v-shaped recovery or other letters. that was not a reference to the prior president. [laughter] i wish i had been that cuba. i wish i would have thought of it. that means the recovery starts and debates and starts again. it has the shape of the letter w. we have too much to look forward to to look back. we keep our eyes ahead. we want to maintain the support of the american people to understand that the fact that we might be at the end of a recessionary period is interesting information. until we put people back into jobs and we have more people in jobs than we have before this started -- the president will not think w
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 10:00am EDT
to a end on this earth. the extraordinary good he did lives on. for his family he was a garden. for america he was the defender of the dream. -- for his family he was a guardian. i spoke to his beloved wife vicki this morning. our thoughts and prayers are with her, and there to burn, and step-children. . . >> elected to the senate in 1962. the family released a statement that the husband, father, grandfather, and uncle we loved died tuesday night at his home. we lost an irreplaceable center of our family. that is part of their statement. more coverage, more reaction throughout the day on c-span. right now, we're going to take you to a discussion on a survey on teenage drug use. that is the former health and human services secretary. a new study is out on teenage drug and alcohol use. >> better able to help our nation's teens grow up drug free. we regard this as a work in progress, as we try each year to improve our ability to identify the situations and characteristics that influence a risk that teens will smoke, drink, get drunk, using illegal drugs, or of the use prescription drugs. we do
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
today. that will impact all of america. we prayed that to lead our leaders in the right direction. the heart of the king is in the hand of the lord and you turn it where you will. we pray that this discourse will be healthy, informative, positive, and peaceful. let us remember why you have given the instruments of healing to man -- the healing of man is still in your hands. . >> we ask your blessings on the state of louisiana, the united states of america, that we will remain one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. before the name whom every knee shall bowel, our lord and savior jesus christ. amen. >> and now we will be let in the pledge of allegiance to the flag out -- by our host, the mayor of kenner. >> thank you, senator. thank you for all the good things that you have done for us. i pledge allegience to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [applause] >> thank you, mayor, for all of your help in hosting us here in the center. i want to
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of broadband in america. on tuesday, the full senate debates the nomination of sonia sotomayor for supreme court justice. coming this fall, tour the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> i have no clue. >> maybe government grants. >> i would say donations. >> advertising for products. >> public money. >> my taxes. >> america's cable companies created c-span as the public service, a private business initiatives. there is no government mandate, no government money. >> the british prime minister answers a range of questions before the british house of commons liaison committee. the committee is made up of the 30 chairmen of the house of commons select committees. several questions focused on the british economy, the banking crisis, and foreign affairs, specifically afghanistan. this is about two hours. >> order, order. as usual, you have been told the themes. as usual, you have not been told the questions. the first theme is the reform of banking and banking regulation. that will be introduced and led by john mcford. the second team will be led by edward lee. the third subjec
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, not surprisingly because of the origins of the virus in central america probably in the spring. this is a chart that was prepared by who, and i draw your attention to the fact that the data is only from july 19. ordinarily if i were standing here and presenting data from july 19, i would say that this is very fresh data. in this case, it is almost an eon ago in terms of this pandemic in terms of how fast it is changing and spreading. you can see that there has been widespread disease, particularly in the western hemisphere. almost all of it has experienced widespread disease. at the time australia and new zealand were not colored, but there is now widespread disease in australia, new zealand, thailand, and certainly, great britain. this is a slide that represents an effort by who to illustrate the intensity of spread, meaning the burden of acute respiratory disease that has been observed in the affected countries. lots of countries are not reporting, so this is sort of an incomplete map, and again, this is data through july 19. again, you can see that the united states has been deemed by who to
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. you talked about obesity and other kinds of the epidemics. what has caused america more than anything else so far this century? guest: it sounds like she has an answer in mind. i do not have a good answer to the question. i cannot tell you exactly in dollar amounts where we have put the most money. certainly, lots of fundy was tracked into aids -- lots of funding was put into aids. we spent a lot of money on diseases that do not often register as epidemics. i think we probably should. as you know, heart disease is the leading cause of death in america. we spend money on that. most people probably believe we should. i would not want to say we are wasting money on a and b, and not spending enough on c and d. i am more interested in the way we talk about epidemics. the question of expense is not one that i have dealt with. the question of what we talk about most, i think, until swine flu came a few months ago, we probably would have said bird flu, obesity, drugs, alcohol, and cigarette smoking. it could take your pick depending on how you listen to the public dialogue. should we? that is
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of america to attack it for software of one of these traditional hacks. is much harder to do it through the supply chain attack by putting something in the computer. however, from the government's perspective, this is an extremely serious problem, because if a weapons system could be infected through a manufactured attack, you cannot detect it. you do not get rid of it when the software is there, and it is absolutely possible to put in a back door or trojan horse, a logic bomb that will stay there and not be activated until we launch a weapon system, and then the weapon system could either not work or turn around and go against us. it is a very serious problem. if you are a nation state and your thinking of weapons of mass destructions, then a supply chain attack could become very attractive to you, much more than just trying to steal credit card information. >> it is easier to do it not on the supply chain. if your china and you have a lot of manufacturing going on within your boundaries and you have the ability to manipulate branch managers or what not, could it also be a source for
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 10:00am EDT
particular chapter -- the context of the great story in america. he said it has o bne voice. guest: we sent back and forth e- mails and, with one voice, finally, i hope. host: let's go tobeth in georgia. caller: i have a question about the later stages of the campaign and the vitriol that the mccain/pailin campaign seemed to be turning up in the rally. mr. haynes johnson said that anyone elected in 2008 would face these difficulties in the divided nation. do you really think that hillary clinton would be facing the kind of hatred and vicious things we see at these town halls given what started late in the mccain campaign? guest: yes, i think that hillary would have faced the same problems, but whether she would have faced the vitriol, the comments about communist, i do not know. but i do not know the answer. host: here at isa quote from the viewer. guest: terrible moment for mccann. if he could take back those words -- i think that he thought he was saying something other than the way that it came out. it was a terrible moment. the obama campaign hurt. one of the staffers in the co
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service, a private initiative. no government mandate, no government money. >> now discussion on pensions in northern iraq between government forces and kurdish regional troupes. a report on the subject from the international crisis group. this is just over one hour. >> good morning. thank you all for coming out on a hot august day when others are all in martha's vineyard, vacationing. i'm so excited to see you. we have such a great turnout. there are many iraq experts out there, but i have a certain bias. i think ours is the best, and he has certainly spent more time in the field than most researchers on iraq from his base in jordan, where he lived many years, and in iraq proper. when i met him three years ago, he was working to highlight the crisis of the internally- displaced in iraq and to highlight his responsibility that the u.s. government had to deal with the refugee crisis. more recently, he has been looking at the crisis between the iraqi federal government and the kurdish regional government, their growing tensions and conflic
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 1:00pm EDT
the government and corporate america so that our private information stays private. but there are people that need to know our private information, one of them is our health care provider. this is an important question for which there is no answer. i hate to leave on this kind of a note, but it is a great question. i have enjoyed this, i hope that jim has as well. [applause] >> let me start where we began by thanking all of you. this is important. as with every major transformative struggle that our society and economy has gone through, be it social security of the 1930's, the civil-rights struggles of the 1960's, this should be difficult. it affects everyone. we are certainly not going to get it right unless we hear from all sides. i thank all of you for coming, thank you for participating. it was helpful. certainly helpful to me. thank you. those of you that did not get a chance to ask your question, i am sorry. i hope that the questions asked represented what you have asked if he'd had the opportunity. thank you very much. >> that was not as bad as it could have been. ok, thanks. nice
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in america -- high- quality health insurance and high quality health care for everyone, then everyone must be part of the solutions. so, i do not think it is productive to vilify anyone. everybody has to be part of the solution. host: let's go to our next call from buffalo, new york, on the independent line. caller: good morning, sir. when i was 18, 19, 20 years old starting now let me tell you i was driving corvettes and had anything i wanted. i had the women, the money for the women -- i want to know what my kid cannot have what i had. he is healthy and strong and takes care of himself -- why is my kid going to lose the opportunity to buy a vette and have a girlfriend and take her to a movie -- where are you in the president did not telling us what we can and cannot do with our own money? host: i think we will go to our next caller from tupelo, mississippi. caller: that was an interesting question. [laughter] guest: i want to know how you get the corvette. caller: being from mississippi and republican i have a minority view. it seems the best thing we could do is go to single-payer medic
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 1:00pm EDT
countries in the world -- i hope you can relate when i say this. we in america are the greatest country in the world. but one of the things that made us great is our moral authority, backed up by military authority. that is about how we treat each other. there is noeason -- and you know what i'm talking about. if i asked everybody in this room right now how many of you know people in the last five years, people lose funerals you have gone too, who you look at them in the casket and you say to yourself something went wrong -- how many would say something? raise your hand. that says something right there. we can do better. this is the united states of america. i hate that you have to say the words you are saying, but all we can do is try our best to get through these plans for you and your family. remember when i said. you are dramatizing what i said before. i am sure that if you had a choke this -- have a choice, he would rather have your family have health insurance than you have it. and i understand that. i get that. but i do not want you to have that choice. we are dealing with diffic
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Aug 6, 2009 10:00am EDT
. so far this year the estimate is $7 billion loss. we cannot do that to the taxpayers of america. we have every right to expect some specific recommendations from mr. potter and the administration said that we can enact the law. a lot of this is due to the fact that america has changed. just as we went from horses and buggies to automobiles and now from hand delivered mail to text messages and e-mail and all the other means of communication. the post office will have to adjust to it or they will go the way of the horse and buggy. so far we have not seen from the administration or from you, mr. potter, who i understand is well compensated for your work, a specific proposal to bring this situation under control. the 2006 bill did not solve the post office problems. maybe we have some consumer advocates, and testify before this committee as to their ideas on how we can solve this problem. we are not getting it from the it administration. >> that we turn now to our chairman. thank you for being an original cosponsor of this. >> thanks. i want to thank you and senator collins for your ext
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Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
to be the greatest change in the delivery of health care in america since the institution of medicare in 1965? certainly the people in congress could never have foreseen what medicare would have become as far as the price for that federal program in 1965. perhaps we would be in better shape if more care was taken back in 1965. we need to exercise due caution as restructure this major fundamental change to american health care. we also could have had a hearing on medical devices in this subcommittee that i have asked for some time. there are ways we could have made use of this time today, mr. chairman, but here we are. we are going to talk about bottled water this morning, and that is important. normally i have a bottle of water here when i get parched, but now we are stuck with d.c. water. i am a little reluctant to drink what is before us today. a pretty broad definition of food would be one that includes bottled water. the average american consumer is unlikely to think that the fda would be the primary regulator of bottled water but it is. the responsibility is split between the epa and the
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Aug 24, 2009 5:00pm EDT
television. >> donations. >> i do not know. >> donors. >> america's cable companies created c-span as a public service -- no government mandate, no government money. >> coincide the supreme court to see the public places -- go inside the supreme court to see public spaces. hear directly from the justices as they provide insight about the building. home to america's highest court, the first sunday in october. >> next, a portion of a conference on efforts to better prepare students for college and careers. the educational testing company and the education and consulting firm, america's choice, host this event. this is one hour and 20 minutes. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we are having audio difficulties with this event and we are working to fix the problem and hope to have this for you in just a few moments on c-span. [no audio] >> we are having a problem with the audio hosted by the american stores educational consultants. working to fix that and hope to have that on for you in just a moment. in the meantime, news that eric holder has name prosecutor john jero
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Aug 21, 2009 1:00pm EDT
threat and pointed to a variety of threats and warnings, including one tape vowing the streets of america will run red with blood. mr. urban said it it would seem reasonable to discuss threat levels and valid been irresponsible had the discussion not taken place. let's go to jake on the independent line calling from are silverspring, maryland. >> good morning. happy friday. i need to stay on the healthcare issue. it's been the only issue on c-span for many weeks, i think. but the last caller pointed out republican party on auto pilot. to some extent, i would agree with that. i think what you are referring to is the neoconservatives and they have been using scare tactics for so long, i want to say that the future of the republican party will be more lib tarrian and fiscally conservative. what we've seen in the last eight years was not the republican party. along the lines of healthcare, we know it has to do with special interests and it is a lot, healthcare is an economic issue. >> we will take you live to the white house and comments from president obama on afghanistan. >> good afternoon
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2009 1:00pm EDT
in the 1950's. these are jobs rebuilding america. renovating schools and hospitals. as we put an end to this recession, we have to consider what comes next. because we cannot afford to return to an economy based on inflated profits in maxed out credit cards where we depend on dirty and outdated sources of energy and are burdened by a soaring health-care costs that serve only special interests. this will not create sustainable growth, it will not sustain our deficit, and it will not create jobs. that is why we put an end to the status quo the goddess in this process. we cannot turn back to the failed policies of the past, nor can we stand still. now's the time to build a new foundation for a stronger, more productive economy that creates jobs for the future. this foundation has to be supported by several pillars to our economy. we need a commitment to education. we need health insurance reform that brings down costs and bring security for folks who have insurance, an affordable option for people who do not, and bring incentives creaking new clean energy sources for our industries. tha
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Aug 18, 2009 10:00am EDT
because of health care costs. now they have some of the best care in america and have security about the health care that they have. unlike private insurance, when you turn 65 or when you qualify as a disabled american, you cannot be dropped because of health coverage. you cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. your rates don't change depending on your specific health situation. it is what insurance is all about, balancing that risk. we have made clear over the years that that safety net is critical. that is what medicare is so popular. providing care for seniors in this country is not cheap. the federal government this year, at tax payers in america, will spend about $425 billion on medicare and another $200 billion on medicaid. any time that amount of money, $625 billion, is changing hands, you know there will be people around to want to get their hands on some of that cash. there is the old story about the bank robber where they asked him why it was that he robbed banks. his answer was pretty simple, that is where the money is. unfortunately, that is the sa
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Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
for me, from my tax dollars. >> alice c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a private business initiative -- no government mandate, no government money. dealers afghanistan's elections begin this thursday. we'd get an update to protect out -- people from the taliban. this is about an hour. today we have damian cantwell and eric tremblay. the general damian cantwell has been the chief security force and eric tremblay has been a spokesperson for the past several months. as i mentioned, both of those officers are joining us from kabul. this is the first time they have joined us in this forum. i will turn it to you for opening remarks and then we will take questions if you look like. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, i am general eric tremblay. i have mentioned, i am also with damian cantwell. as you know, earlier today a vehicle had an explosive charge on the streets of kabl killing one service member, seven afghanistan east. this vicious attack also injured in employees and more than 50 ines @ @ citians. this incident, once again proves that the insur
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Aug 21, 2009 10:00am EDT
.org/healthcare. >> this fall, enter the home of america's highest court. the supreme court, becoming the first sunday in october on c- span. >> how is c-span funded? >> the u.s. government. >> private benefactors. >> it is not public funding. >> i'm good to see from me, my tax dollars. >> america's cable companies created c-span as a public service. a private business initiatives. no government mandate, no government money. >> now from this morning's "washington journal," a discussion of the obama administration posture policy agenda and public opinion. ost: thank you for being with us. you have tracked the obama administration, their changeover in power and how things are going, give us a sense of how the public is feeling about president obama right now. >> well, it has been a bad 100 days for the obama administration. pretty upbeat and lots of things happening the first 100 days. really rolling forward with the stimulus package and so forth, but the second 100 days have been tough. his approval ratings are down. there's bitter, emerging fight over healthcare, obviously. i think that in many ways
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Aug 25, 2009 10:00am EDT
of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [applause] i would like to welcome the congressman here to whitehall -- sorry about that. we appreciate him here today and an opportunity to share our questions and our comments. if i may refer to the sheik your handed when you came in. -- referred to the cheesheet you were handed when you walked in. no posters or signs are present here in the building. everyone will respect each other. no disruptions while we are speaking. there will be no talking over each other. everyone -- i am sorry. those who wanted to speak did fill out the sheet when they came in. there is a lottery. my guess is that if you're able to be brief in your comments, probably more will be heard. just bear that in mind. there is a two-minute limit. there is a warning. when two minutes is up, someone will pinch me and i will say, time is up. thank you. >> i apologize. i know many of you will like the opportunity to speak today. we will not be able to get to everyone. we
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Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
marijuana now, how fast could you get at? we have gained insight into america's teenage culture. perhaps our most important findings are these -- a child who gets to age 21 without smoking, without using illegal drugs, and without abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so. the greatest influence on children? parents. no one has greater power to influence a teenager's decision whether to smoke, drink, or use drugs than that teenager's mother or father. this survey sends an alarm to parents, to parents of teenagers who drink. mom and dad, if you're a teenager drinks, the odds are your teenager is getting drunk. two-thirds of teenagers who drank at least once per month get drunk at least once per month. to put that into perspective, the risk behavior survey of 2007 of the center for disease control and prediction -- and prevention found 44.7% of high- school students had one drink within the last month. this year's survey identifies some parents who have become enablers of their teenager's smoking and drug use. by their attitudes and conduct they send their 12-year-old to 17-year-olds
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Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the money comes from. >> it comes from donors. >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public- service. no government mandate, no government money. . >> good morning, everybody. thank you very much. it is wonderful to be with friends and colleagues, mayors and those in law enforcement leadership, and certainly, those representing the line level police officers and sheriff's deputies and state troopers. it is a great, diverse group of people. i think the end result will be that you will learn far more from each other and from the programs and plans that are going out in the communities and perhaps -- than perhaps you will from someone like me standing behind the podium. the attorney general talked about being smart on crime, and i want to talk about being smart on drugs. i have spent nearly 40 years in law enforcement -- i do not know which is worse -- these decades -- 37 years. we are going to have to come up with some new script writers to try to take the gray out. i think the link the experience gives me a great perspective on crime -- the lengthy experience
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Aug 7, 2009 10:00am EDT
levels of long- term unemployment in america. skyrocketing numbers of those out of work for three, six, or more months at a time. economists worry that the shock of the financial crisis may have driven u.s. into a period of permanently high unemployment. monticello, arizona, kathy. caller: good morning. i am calling in on the unemployment figures and i understand that the congress is looking at another extension for people. i have been underemployed and unemployed for the three years since october 1. i was a victim of downsizing in our state where the governor signed a billion-dollar contract with ibm to downsize local social service agencies. part of my concern is that the unemployment numbers that you get, people do not understand that that is based on the people drawing benefits. whereas people who no longer have an unemployment benefits, those people are not even popping up in the numbers. host: we appreciate all your calls this morning. we will be back at 7:00 eastern time tomorrow morning. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable
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Aug 13, 2009 10:00am EDT
not think is a bad thing, by the way, because that is the united states of america. >> the striking thing about the obama administration so far is that he apparently does not seem to be interested in crafting the initial version of anything. his health care program is basically left for congress to come up with a bill. the stimulus program basically originated in its structure on capitol hill. i am sure there is in formal input into the process by the administration. but as compared to the past, when administration's proposed the program and then argued for their program, that is not the way this administration has worked. it is a congressionally initiated program, unnecessarily complex, because you have -- necessarily complex, because you have to satisfy many different interests. i would give it good marks for not getting into these individual congressmen getting something for their district. i think it was largely free of that, and that is a big plus. when you have such a big program, i think it makes sense to cover lots of different areas, make it differs -- diverse, because you cannot
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Aug 20, 2009 10:00am EDT
-- thank you. ok. are you still there? ok. can you hear me? health care expenditures in america. hospital care -- this is total national spending on health care. our nation already spends $746 billion on hospital care. $508 billion on physician services. other personal care services is $236 billion. home health care is $64 billion. prescription drugs is $235 billion. administration and insurance profits is $165 billion. research and facility investment is $152 billion. that is a lot of money. national health spending by a source. for those who don't think we do much, we do quite a bit. federal government spends $810 billion on healthcare. state and local governments spend $290 billion on healthcare. private insurance is $278 billion. >> medical expenditures, this is where your tax dollars go under the existing plans. about $157 billion for hospitals. insurance plans is $98 billion. prescription drugs is $48 billion. nursing homes is $24 billion. administrative expenses is $6 billion. where does the money come from? medicare revenues. [crowd shouting] >> payroll taxes is $198 billion. the
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Aug 20, 2009 5:00pm EDT
audio] i believe america is the granddaddy to the whole world of the military. military budgets of germany, france, spain, england -- boo, very sensible. if you want to subsidize the militaries of the western european countries, why not send them a check personally? the iraq war -- i am not talking about the past. i think president obama is wrong to say that we are going to stay in iraq until the middle of 2011. i believe a combination of those things -- i think more americans are in danger from not having their health needs met appropriately then our danger because there are people fighting in the north of iraq [applause] >> [no audio] >> i just want to make an announcement. we will it take about five more questions. [no audio] we let this meeting go on. let us go an extra half-hour. >> 10 minutes because we started early. >> 10 minutes on our time. five or 10? 10 more minutes. then we are going to adjourn the meeting tonight. >> who pays your salary? >> how is it going today, sir? the federal reserve is unconstitutional in my opinion. do you take an oath to obey the constitut
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Aug 4, 2009 1:00pm EDT
change. sometimes we are called america's transit system or america's subway. metro is the largest public transit provider in the national capital region treat nationally -- capital region. nationally, we are the sixth largest bus station in the united states. we provide service to 1.3 million customers a day and provide trips to hundreds of millions of riders each year. those who reside within the washington metropolitan area, as well as visitors from all of the nine states and across the world. metro is now beginning to feel its age. to use a comparison that any house honor would relate to, our crowded house is now 33 years old. our need to go far beyond the spring cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. we have a wet basement, rusty pipes, cracked tiles, old electrical wiring, and the equivalent of a 1976 model car in a 100 year old garage. our capital needs over the next 10 years totaled more than $11.4 billion. these needs include replacing our oldest railcars, including those involved in the tragic accident from june 22. we need money to replace leaking tunnels and crumbling platforms,
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Aug 5, 2009 1:00pm EDT
north america and around the world. in 1993, the administrator served as a presidential appointee for the national commission to ensure a strong, competitive airline industry. he was also a presidential appointee to the faa management advisory council, created by the fda reauthorization act of 1996 -- fha reauthorization act of 1996. he provided guidance to the administrator on a variety of topics, ranging from air traffic modernization to regulatory policy. he served as chairman of the council from 2004 to 2006. administrator babbityt came to the faa from a consulting firm where he served as part retreat prior to that, he was a founding partner of a highly successful aviation firm in 2001. he was the president and ceo until it was acquired by oliver wyman in 2007. he was recognized in "aviation week" and "space technology" magazine for an award for an outstanding achievement in commercial transport. in 2008, he was named by then- secretary of transportation at mary peters to an independent review team of aviation and safety experts tasked with evaluating and crafting recommendati
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Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
and the arlington pediatric center. and i think that we -- the experience here is typical of america's nonprofit hospitals. that's why we're here. that's what we do. >> you're also a businessman with a business to run. where did that $30 million -- who did the $30 million go to? >> well, it went -- part of it was patients who simply cannot pay their bills. a part of it was subsidy of medicare and medicaid. around $5 million was toward medical education expenses that are not fully reimbursed. we're a teaching hospital. we provide training for residents from georgetown primarily so there's a lot of expense that's not directly reimbursed. >> by law do you have to treat anyone who comes to the emergency room? >> we do. and as a nonprofit hospital, that's a part of our obligation, yes. >> is that federal or state law? >> i'm not sure to be honest. it's just what we do and we've never really checked the legalities of it. >> a physician has a choice. >> really? >> sure. a physician doesn't have to enter spew that relationship. but again, it's what physicians do and so it's not a problem. >> and that ki
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Aug 28, 2009 10:00am EDT
the recovery act passed. this means that we have been able to put $9 billion into the hands of america's small businesses at this crucial time when they needed the most. i am proud to say that in the first six months of the recovery act, nearly 5500 of these sba loans went to minority-owned small businesses. do you know how much that is? $2.2 billion in the hands of minority-owned small businesses. [applause] this is the everyday work data sbat the sba. a study by the urban institute estimated that the sba loans are three times to five times more likely to go to a minority-owned business or a woman owned business than those that go to a conventional lender. the best part is that borrowers are reporting that the loans are helping create or maintain tens of thousands of jobs all across the country as you've heard this week, we're not stopping. we are renewing our commitment to federal contracting with small business. we are working across the federal government to ensure that small businesses can deliver at least 23% of all the federal contracts. we have special callsgoals and emphasis on minori
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Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
can compare schools to figaro which would you want to send your kid to. district in america had ever done something like that. no district committed itself to gathering the data is needed in the putting it on the website every child of a parent would the house if their school was before arne duncan. i am extraordinarily lucky to have a boss who walks the tarp in his work. who is willing to give this issue the priority it deserves and to make sure that it is invisible and transparent to every single person. it gives me tremendous pleasure to welcome my fantastic new boss, the secretary of education, arne duncan. [applause] >> good morning. thank you so much for that introduction. we are lucky to have him as part of our team. please give him a huge round of applause. [applause] >> i am pleased to be with you this morning. i hope you agree two-day conference. i am preaching to the choir, but your work is never been more important and more challenging, frankly. our children have more temptations at an earlier age than ever before. unfortunately, many of our children have less family supp
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